And up until today, it has been brilliant! It started off a bit stressful, because the friend I am travelling with postponed her trip last minute. So instead of going to London together on sunday, she decided on saturday evening that she would go on wednesday instead, because she had a painful muscle in her back. So suddenly, I was left travelling on my own and staying in london on my own for three days. Which was stressful, since I wasn’t prepared for that at all. But it actually turned out great! I always have this feeling I’ll be totally lost in big cities on my own. But of course, once I was on my own, I discovered that I have no problem at all finding my way around in London, which was a very good experience. And there was more than enough to do.
I spent monday morning on a cafe, discussing early music with Richard Egarr himself, supexiting! I had arranged that interview beforehand, and he was very nice. I also went to the AAM concert that evening, which was totally brilliant, of course visited the Hädel museum, very important place, went to a Mozart concert, and even decided to be all touristy and see the Lion King musical. (When in Rome, do as all the other tourists do). Plus galleries, some shopping and other fun things.
I was looking forward to my friend arriving on wednesday. But when she did, she was all stressed out about not figuring out how to work the adapter with english electricity plug, declared a total emergency and demanded that I should help her figure it out right away, then went on to complain about the hotellroom, that it was too warm and sunny outside and everything else she thought was wrong. She tends to do this, every little thing that goes wrong freaks her out, and she demands that everyone around her should stop what they are doing and help her figure it out. But when I try do discuss something I have a problem with with her, she quite often tunes out, talks about something else or replies to text messages. It’s annoying and a bit disrespectful. So frustration has built up a bit since she arrived. Today, she was telling me off for walking too fast, I got really frustrated with her, and ended up snapping at her for something else later, probably a bit more annoyed than I should have been. She asked me what the problem was, I tried to explain, but it was hard to have a good conversation on a busy tube. She got very upset, and things have been weird since. We were on our way to do different things then. And we have now left london for another city, where we are staying in separate places. We were going on a daytrip tomorrow, but she suddenly cancelled because she wants to work, so I’m on my own there too.
Sigh. It’s frustrating to have left things on bad terms with her, since I probably won’t see her until sunday. She is a good friend in many ways, and since we left things on bad terms now, it might all build up. Sigh.
But well, will try to focus on having a great time on my trip tomorrow, and enjoy the thought of the great holiday I’ve had until now!